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Robert D. Kaufmann papers, 1954-1962

Kaufmann, Robert D., 1913-1959

Painter, Gallery owner


Collection Information

Size: 1.2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Printed materials, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and a card file.
REEL 677: Four catalogs; four clippings; letters; eulogies of Kaufmann; and two scrapbooks containing clippings and announcements.
REEL 692: 350 photographs of Kaufmann's works.
UNMICROFILMED: Letters from the executor of Kaufmann's estate and the Arts Fund to various galleries, museums and universities regarding donating Kaufmann's work to these institutions; an alphabetized card file listing donated works and their location; and seven printed items.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and gallery owner; New York, N.Y. Founded the Forum Gallery to provide exhibition space for college and university art students.


Donated 1961-1977 by Walter Weiss for the estate of Robert D. Kaufmann.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 677 and 692 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Robert D. Kaufmann papers, 1954-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.